Louisiana State University - Shreveport Reviews

  • 14 Reviews
  • Shreveport (LA)
  • Annual Tuition: $20,481
71% of 14 students said this degree improved their career prospects
57% of 14 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Kris
  • Reviewed: 12/5/2020
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"When I first began LSUS, I had a woman from the accounting department tell me that I should feel lucky for having both tribal scholarship and GI Bill paying for my education, which for several reason offended me. I gave up five years of my life for one of those scholarship and worked very hard to maintain the other. Luck had nothing to do with the sacrifices I made too one day be able to pursue a higher education. On top of that, the school posted that summer 2016 and spring 2016 were paid in full when in actuality the checks were sent but never cashed. 2020 comes around and the LSUS is saying I owe over 4-thousand-dollar in tuition. Since it has been longer than 2 semester the scholarships I had will not pay for those semesters. Now during a pandemic where I am finically struggling and trying to get back in to school, LSUS is holding my transcript until I pay the tuition that should have already been paid. Now I am sitting here with over a 4-thousand-dollar tuition dept due to LSUS mishandling of finances."
Christina
  • Reviewed: 11/23/2020
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"The work load is overwhelming and reading the entire text isn't helpful when it comes to the quiz. Teachers and coaches need to communicate better. Especially when a person is on financial-aid and you have to keep a B. Not that easy, work & school!!!"
Bentjim
  • Reviewed: 9/16/2020
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I enrolled in this university to improve my chances of advancing in my career but so far it is actually having a negative impact on it. I am enrolled in the Online MBA program and I just wish I did not. The workload in some classes is absolutely unbearable and it has had a very negative impact on my job and physical and mental health as well. Simply put, some classes require that you spend more than 40+ hours a week working on them. For example, some classes require that you present a 2,000+ words paper with very specific requirements every single week for 7 weeks straight, on top of reading a couple of chapters (almost 200 pages) and preparing for weekly exams that focus on minor details of the text. Basically, you have to have a photographic memory to absorb the content of the text to be able to get a good grade. My family has seen me study and work to the point of exhaustion for this MBA and many have expressed concerns about it. In terms of instruction, you are paying to get materials and access to online lessons that you must teach yourself. The amount of teacher-student interaction is nonexistent or minimal. For those who are considering the online MBA, please, see other options."
Kimberly Middleton
  • Reviewed: 12/26/2019
  • Degree: History
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"LSU-Shreveport is a small school, but a good one. Classes are usually small, which allows for better interaction with the professors. Degree programs are a little limited. They do not offer degrees such as archaeology, for example. That is due to the administration of the entire LSU system, however, not LSU-Shreveport specifically. LSUS is a good school for degrees such as history, business, and education. The teachers I had were good. They were knowledgeable and good about working and interacting with students. The school also offers a lot of student activities. Overall, I was pleased with the school."
Josh
  • Reviewed: 11/5/2019
  • Degree: MBA
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I took the online MBA program and found it significantly lacking. The professors refuse to give individual feedback on the questions / concepts missed on quizzes, providing only aggregated answers from the class, which are useless for individual knowledge. Some professors communicate primarily in all capital letters, which is strictly prohibited by program standards. The curriculum is from 2014, and does not include examples which are relevant to actual situations. One professor refused to perform any instruction; the class was almost entirely YouTube videos from another professor and textbook readings; the two information streams were not complementary in knowledge or terminology. Correspondence with the MBA Director, Dr. Knotts, proved unsatisfying; she made it perfectly clear that she is not interested in student progression. The lack of professionalism and poor professional communication caused me to leave the school in search of an institution which demonstrates an actual interest in teaching and learning rather than simply being a monetary collection company."
Won’t even associate my name with the school
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2019
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I can’t think of how the program could be worse. There were maybe two professors in the science department who were decent. Between having a professor say he was handing out McDonald’s applications because we weren’t going anywhere to a newly appointed dean of the department who found this behavior acceptable. No one cares and most openly tell you how much they hate their jobs. It’s an extremely hard program with a terrible education. I’d recommend anywhere else over this disaster of a place I spent four years going through."
LSUS graduate
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2019
  • Degree: MBA in Finance
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I would certainly recommend LSUS. I retained an immense amount of knowledge through the MBA program and enjoyed interacting with very intelligent professors and classmates. While it can be rigorous taking multiple classes at a time, I like the ability to work every day and complete the program in one year at an affordable price. I wouldn't want to take two years to learn material that I can learn in one year. You also get a 1-week break in between classes, which allows you to rejuvenate before beginning your next course."
David
  • Reviewed: 7/28/2018
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"When I transferred to LSUS, I didn't realize how much teachers didn't care about students and rather collect a paycheck. Teachers were unorganized and all over the place. Also, they allow so many students per teacher and the students are LITERALLY elbow to elbow. The teachers make you feel inferior. LSUS has plenty adjunct /tenure professors and I feel they have no stability in the teaching structure whatsoever. I would recommend a different university in the area if possible."
Angela
  • Reviewed: 6/9/2018
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2002
"I wanted to attend college to better myself, as I was the first one to attend school in my family. My mother got her GED after dropping out of school and my dad dropped out of school when he was in the 2nd grade. So, going to college was important to me. I wanted to be a teacher. The only thing I would tell others about it get some counseling with the Financial Aid and look for scholarships. I didn't and am still paying on my college for my Bachelor's degree and am now adding to my debt trying to get my Master's degree. I am now seeking scholarships. Don't fall into debt."
Nicole Falgout
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2018
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
  • Graduation Year: 2008
"The College of Education at Louisiana State University-Shreveport did an excellent job at preparing me to be an educator. I entered the school system with lots of knowledge, tools, and confidence. They ensured that I had a variety of hands-on experience combined with professors that truly committed themselves to our education and preparation. I am a better educator because I attended LSUS."